Artist Talk: Night Watch with Shimon Attie

Tuesday, September 21 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Please join the University of San Francisco's Jewish Studies & Social Justice program and the Museum Studies MA program in welcoming artist, Shimon Attie for Night Watch at USF, a virtual artist talk about the west coast debut of Attie's work Night Watch, which features video portraits on a 20ft-wide, hi-resolution LED screen, which will travel along the San Francisco Bay and Oakland Estuary aboard a large, slow-moving barge to allow for on-shore public viewing. Displayed on the screen are silent, close-up video portraits of twelve refugees who were granted political asylum in the United States. The images displayed largely feature members of international LGBTQI communities, as well as unaccompanied minors, who fled tremendous violence and discrimination in their homelands of Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Peru, and Russia.